US Sailing and the Sperry Local Ambassador Program – Katie Tinder

  US Sailing and Sperry have partnered to recognize local sailors for contributions made to their respective sailing communities. Sperry Local Ambassadors have a passion for sailing and they share that passion with others to get out on the water and support the growth of our sport. Meet Katie Tinder from Chicago, Illinois Katie Tinder…Read More

Reach National Hub Initiative – 2019 Updates & Grant Recipients

[caption id="attachment_17760" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Photo credit: Ellinor Walters[/caption] Hub Update The Reach ‘Hubs’ are regional networks of programs led by ‘Centers of Excellence’ (COE) that serve as a model of best practices and share learning resources with surrounding ‘Reach Centers’ and ‘Reach Programs’ in specific regions. This national network maximizes the impact of creating systemic…Read More

2018 Reach Initiative Impact Report

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2018 US Sailing Reach Initiative Grantees Announced

[caption id="attachment_11830" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Photography by Ellinor Walters[/caption] This year, 28 sailing centers throughout the United Sates are awarded grants to grow youth sailing through STEM and environmental education through the US Sailing Reach Initiative. The grants provide non-profit sailing centers with funds and resources to further their Reach program goals and provide more opportunities for…Read More

Students Awarded STEMcation Experience at the Volvo Ocean Race Newport Stopover

Blog by Ellinor Walters US Sailing’s Reach Initiative was established to use sailing as a learning platform and inspire opportunities for students in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Environmental Stewardship through authentic learning experiences. In the spring of 2018, US Sailing created an opportunity for six Reach students, from across the country,…Read More

US Sailing’s Reach Initiative to Bring STEM Activities for Youth at Volvo Ocean Race Newport Stopover

The Volvo Ocean Race is in Newport, R.I. for the lone North American Stopover of the 2017-2018 round-the-globe sailing race and US Sailing is thrilled to have a unique opportunity to participate in this exhilarating event and the festivities and educational activities involved on site.

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2018 Student STEMcation – Apply Now

Sail Through STEM with a US Sailing STEMcation in Newport, RI (5/10 -5/15) US Sailing’s Reach Initiative is excited to provide two Reach students with an experience at the Volvo Ocean Race Newport Stopover. Two US Sailing Reach Initiative students ages 13-16 will be selected to travel to Newport, RI Thursday, May 10th, 2018 through, Tuesday…Read More

2017 Reach Impact Report

The mission of US Sailing's Reach Initiative is to engage youth and enhance career opportunities in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics while fostering Environmental Stewardship through hands-on learning experiences. Check out our 2017 report. Loading...Read More

2017 US Sailing Reach Grantees

Pleasant Bay Community Boating Pleasant Bay Community Boating’s (PBCB) mission is to make boating, marine education, and environmental stewardship affordable and accessible to all. They are dedicated to serving all members of the community including those with physical, developmental and cognitive disabilities, as well as under-served families and at-risk youth. PBCB offers youth and adult sailing,…Read More

The Trip of a Lifetime to the 35th America’s Cup

In May of 2017, McKenna Wherry and Abigail Clinger, two inspiring you women were selected through an application process to attend the 35th America’s Cup in Bermuda and explore the best of what Bermuda has to offer in STEM education and sailing. Over six days and five nights the girls enjoyed a once in a…Read More